Jul 6, 2020

As the College transitions to online instruction & learning, the Library is taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of staff and students. Please continue to keep an eye on the Library's website and the College's COVID-19 page for any additional changes that may be announced. 

As of March 18, 2020, the Library closed all study spaces and transitioned to an alternative model of service delivery

Changes to Borrowing Policies

  • Regular late fees apply to items checked out after May 4, 2020; however, we recognize that this is a challenging time and returning items might be difficult. If you are unable to return your items, you can continue to renew them online or by contacting us. Books taken out before May 4th can be renewed online or returned without any late fees. If you cannot return the item(s) due to personal circumstances, please contact Borrower Services by email circulation@langara.ca or by phone 604-323-5462. We will work with you to make alternate arrangements. To return books, there is a Book Return slot open 24/7 outside on the Southwest entrance of the L building. You do not have to come inside to the Library.

  • Access to online textbooks through RedShelf expired May 25. If you are not able to purchase your textbook through the Langara Bookstore you can request print textbooks for pickup at the Library using the online book request form. Please check the library catalogue for your textbook before requesting pickup as we don't have all textbooks available at the Library.

  • If you have requested books, DVDs, print journals, or reserve materials using the online request form, you can pick them up at the Check Out Desk during the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Return all library materials to the Book Return slot (open 24/7) located at the south entrance of the L Building. If you have questions, email circulation@langara.ca

  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is no longer available for physical items. ILL for digital items remains available.
  • Library databases, e-book collections, and streaming video collections can be accessed remotely using your Langara ID and password

Changes to Services

  • Research help is available online via AskAway during the following hours:
    • Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm | Friday 9am-5pm | Sat 11-5 | Sun 10am-9pm
  • The Writing Centre's physical space is now closed for the summer. Writing help is available online via WriteAway. Visit the Writing Centre website for more information.
  • Subject utoring is available online. Check the Subject Tutoring website for details and schedule.

 Changes to Library Facilities

  • All Library study spaces are closed as of March 18, 2020.
  • The L building (1st floor only, non-Library space) is open M-F 7am-10pm and weekends 7am-5pm and access to L103 & L104 computer labs are available during that time. 
  • There is a colour and black & white printer in the L Building between the L103 & L104 computer labs. There is also a printer in the A Building MAC Lab - A110. There is currently no charge for printing.
  • Keep an eye on the College's COVID-19 page for updates on non-Library campus spaces, including computer labs.

Changes to Library Staffing

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, a reduced number of library staff will be on site during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm